How To Fix A Leaky Kitchen Faucet

A leaking faucet can increase your water bill, so learn how to repair it in about one minute with Lifey Guy’s tip on YouTube. A simple small leak can waste water overtime so save yourself money by using this easy tip fix. You might think there’s no way a leaky faucet can affect a water bill, but it can drip out and accumulate if you don’t fix it as soon as possible. There’s no need to hire someone to come fix your leaky faucet when you can do it at home with a couple of tools. Also, this video shows you how to remove the hard build up around and under the handles when you remove them to tighten.


  • pliers
  • Phillips screwdriver or hex wrench (depending on the kind of handle on the faucet)
  • cartridge (if the old one needs to be replaced)


First, turn off your water. Underneath the sink, you’ll find the knobs to turn off the hot and cold water. Then, unscrew the leaky faucet handle. Also, it’s optional to clean the hard water deposits with vinegar once the handle is off.

DIY Leaky Kitchen Faucet - Easy Fix Kitchen Faucet - 1 Minute Fix
Image by Lifey Guy via YouTube

Next, the nut where you took off the handle can be loose, so tighten it with the pliers. Replace the cartridge if it’s bad, however just tighten it. If it does not fix the problem, unscrew the nut and replace the cartridge. Continue to watch Lifey Guy’s tutorial on YouTube for full instructions and details.

Fix Single Handle Faucet - Easy Ways To Fix Leaking Water - DIY Dripping Water Faucet
Image by Lifey Guy via YouTube

Overall, this is a quick easy fix to do it yourself if you have a leaky kitchen faucet. This tip works like a charm because I’ve seen my dad try this at home. It’s a great tip to keep in mind for future references and to pass on if you see someone else’s faucet leak.

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